Getting a tour of maison Dior and its affiliated workshops in 2012 mightn't be as glamorous as in the days when the monsieur himself ruled in the dove-grey salon. Nonetheless, one gets the sense that seeing the seamstresses hand-stitching some magical pouf of a gown hasn't lost its charm...
And that's exactly what Dior seems to be offering - a little bit of couture charm and whimsy - via their latest fashion video offering, the Lady Dior Documentary series. Officially launching online in two days and featuring their ambassadress Marion Cotillard flitting from one Dior inner sanctum to the next, the seven-part series will 'air' via their YouTube channel every two weeks until December.
For my part, I'm hoping to get extended glimpses of the ladies working in the atelier; there's just something precious about seeing a garment being made, by hand, from the sketch and toile to the last few stitches.
And perhaps, it's not too much to hope for some interview-style footage with new Dior creative head, Raf Simons?
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